Red Brick Soul by Mark McNairy

My good bud and Tokyo travel partner Mark McNairy has recently launched a footwear range called Red Brick Soul under his eponymous label. The really nice looking white and dirty bucks, saddle shoes, chukka boots, and loafers are all made in England and all feature – as the name suggests – red brick soles. The shoes – which will be available for purchase this fall – feature Goodyear Welt construction and are priced from $285 to $550. Personally, I love the versatility of a chukka boot or a dirty buck. The saddle shoes even look good and I’m not normally very keen on saddle shoes.

If you are a retailer, you can see Red Brick Soul during market at The Haberdashery Group at the Warwick Hotel January 17th – 20th. I already placed my order. I’ll take one pair of each, thank you very much. –ACL



Look at the laces on the dirty bucks below. The devil is in the details.



The factory in England.


Comments on “Red Brick Soul by Mark McNairy

    nick on January 13, 2009 11:15 AM:

    very nice!

    Exit Lines on January 13, 2009 11:33 AM:

    The most underrated design element in men’s clothing: the gently rounded toe. No excuses, there’s no other way to go. Red Brick Soul gets it. ACL gets it. Dutch architects don’t always get it.
    As I live and breathe my friend, as I live and breathe.

    Steve Watson on January 13, 2009 12:15 PM:

    These look really great. Mark is such a whiz!

    JP on January 13, 2009 12:40 PM:

    They look great. I will definitely check them out at The Warwick.

    Robin on January 13, 2009 12:51 PM:

    Where will we be able to purchase them? I think I need those blue chukka boots.

    Michael Williams on January 13, 2009 12:54 PM:

    They will be available this fall. Not sure as of stores yet, as they have yet to show the collection. Email your fav store and tell them to buy some Red Brick Soul! ha


    Thom on January 13, 2009 1:29 PM:

    Please let the blue chukka be on the $285 end of the spectrum.

    robbo on January 13, 2009 3:15 PM:

    the blue are killer

    ad ease on January 13, 2009 3:41 PM:

    The navy and med brown spectator will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.

    robbo on January 13, 2009 4:51 PM:

    where in england can i buy these

    Laguna Beach Trad on January 13, 2009 4:53 PM:

    Damn, those white buck loafers are killer!! Will they be available on the West Coast? I have a pair from Johnston & Murphy, but am looking to upgrade. Nice.

    Steve on January 13, 2009 5:08 PM:

    The agreed ‘salivation over keyboard’ moment is focused on the blue chukkas…my keyboard is testament to this. Thanks for letting me know about this brand.

    r on January 13, 2009 6:25 PM:

    these desert boots remind me of the opening ceremony suede boots (apart from the rubber sole) that they’ve been making in various colors for a few seasons…which are super comfortable.

    CP on January 14, 2009 4:16 AM:

    I had a pair fo white bucks that lasted several years running when i lived in NYC. the more destroyed they got, the better they looked. i miss them.

    Ryan on January 14, 2009 3:07 PM:

    Damn, I need those dirty bucks in the camel color. Those are really nice. Need a profile shot to see how thick that sole is. All pairs look good to me.

    Beeks on January 15, 2009 11:49 AM:

    These look nice. It’s hard to find shoes these days where the front isn’t too pointy or too square. Plus a lot of shoe designers have the habit of making the front of their shoes slant upward which is the worst…

    Imoldfashnd on February 23, 2009 5:53 PM:

    Is it too much to wish for Press to sell the shoes at their stores?

    Richard on March 1, 2009 6:51 PM:

    Were can I buy the Saddle Shoes,there great.

    CE on May 6, 2009 3:00 PM:

    Any word when/where these will be available? Thanks.

    Saleem on November 2, 2009 1:49 PM:

    Where can I purchase the blue suede saddle shoes by Mark Mcnairy in Los Angeles?

    Bill on December 1, 2009 10:56 AM:

    Are the brown/white blucher saddle shoes now available?

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